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Joining forces against a deadly cancer

A new partnership between the Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation and the Cancer Research Society is hoping to boost research into the fourth deadliest cancer affecting Canadians. Only seven per cent of pancreatic cancer patients live five years from diagnosis. Despite

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College strike vote results expected today

The results of a key vote which could end a nearly five-week-old college faculty strike are expected today. College faculty have been voting online and by telephone on the final offer from Ontario’s 24 colleges since Tuesday. Voting ends at

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Kluber, Scherzer win Cy Young

Corey Kluber and Max Scherzer are M-L-B’s top pitchers of the year. Kluber of the Cleveland Indians was named the Cy Young Award winner for the American League while Scherzer of the Washington Nationals got the honour on the National

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Oil prices, markets down

The price of gas ranges from about $1.10 to $1.24 a litre for regular. The World price for oil fell 37 cents to $55.33 U.S. per barrel. The dollar is trading overseas at 78.36 cents U-S, up seven-hundredths of a

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Today’s forecast: cloudy, damp

Today: Mainly cloudy scattered showers, possibly wet flurries. Northwest wind to 30-50 km/h. High 4. Tonight: Partly cloudy, northwest wind 20-40 km/h. Low minus 5. Tomorrow: Mainly cloudy, chance of rain in evening. South wind 15 km/h. High 3 (low one).

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Bullet holes found in Ohsweken fire station

A firefighter received quite the jolt after he discovered bullet holes in Ohsweken. Police located what appeared to be bullet holes were in the side of Fire Station #3 on Cayuga Road yesterday. No projectiles or spent cartridge casings were

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Scam breaks woman’s heart, bank account

It broke her heart and her bank account, too. Norfolk County OPP say a woman was conned in the so-called Romance Scam. Police say she met a man on social media who asked her for money to deal with some

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“Alarming increase” in illegal cigarettes

A new study has found that contraband tobacco use in the province is increasing at “an alarming rate”. The study, conducted on behalf of the Convenience Stores Association, suggests that illegal cigarettes now account for just over 37 per cent

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Ginseng growers receive boost

The federal government is spending 420-thousand dollar to bolster the market for locally-grown ginseng. The Simcoe-based Ginseng Growers Association of Canada plans to use the cash to develop a social media and marketing campaign that includes increasing awareness of using

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Kitchener pot shop location high on agenda

Close to a road and accessible for residents across Waterloo Region. It’s not the LRT but rather Kitchener’s first government-run pot shop. Representative from the LCBO and Ministry of Finance met with Kitchener municipal staff and Waterloo Regional Police yesterday

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Serious crashes on roads, rail

A Pedestrian has died after being struck by a westbound GO train in Milton last night. The collision occurred just before 8 0’clock near the pedestrian bridge at the end of Livingston Road In Cambridge, a two-vehicle crash at Hespeler

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Six Nations Polytechnic showcases new campus

Six Nations Polytechnic is celebrating its new Brantford campus. Officials held an open house yesterday to showcase the new facility, which was finished during the 25th anniversary of the Ohsweken-founded school. The city’s new campus is located in the former

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Class action lawsuit hangs over colleges dispute

A proposed class action lawsuit over the ongoing college strike has been launched on behalf of students affected by the labour dispute. Law firm Charney Lawyers filed a proposed class action against the 24 colleges, saying 14 students have come

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Hydro disconnections banned for winter

Beginning today, hydro customers can’t be disconnected for non-payment of their bill. The Ontario Energy Board says requires utilities also are required reconnect home currently disconnected for non-payment without charge. The winter disconnection ban extends from today to April 30th.

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Memorial service for Roy Halladay

Representatives from the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies joined members of the public at Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Florida yesterday for a celebration honouring the life of pitcher Roy Halladay. The 40-year-old, two-time Cy Young award winner was killed

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